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Spiced Pumpkin – EVOO Cupcakes with Cinnamon-Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

The Cupcakes 2 2/3 cups all purpose flour 2 tsp. baking soda 2 tsp. baking powder 2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg 1 tsp. salt 1 15 oz. can solid pack pumpkin (1 3/4 cups) 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup dark brown sugar 1 cup sweet extra virgin olive oil such as California Arbequina or Sweet …

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How Olive Oil Reduces Inflammation

While tasting extra-virgin olive oils in Sicily, Gary Beauchamp, PhD, director of the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, noticed a ticklish, peppery sensation in the back of his throat. It was nearly identical to the “sting” he’d felt when swallowing a liquid form of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs  (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen and aspirin, during previous sensory studies. Beauchamp detected …

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White Chocolate & Persian Lime Olive Oil Fudge

Our Recipe of the Month is a delightful fudge made of white chocolate and Persian Lime. 1/4 cup Delizia Persian Lime Olive Oil 1/4 cup unsalted butter 3/4 cup Sour Cream 2 cups miniature marshmallows 1/2 lb white chocolate morsels 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice finely grated zest of two limes, about 1 tablespoon 1 cup granulated sugar Grease an …

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Health Benefits of Olive Oil in Specific Diseases

Hypertension A diet high in unsaturated fatty acids reduces blood pressure as compared to a diet rich in saturated fat. Among unsaturated fats it appears that both monounsaturated fatty acids (like those contained in olive oil) and polyunsaturated fatty acids (found in fish and other vegetable oils) lower blood pressure. An Italian research in patients with known hypertension has shown …

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